My book of poetry, "Stripping- My fight to find Me" is a story of the triumph of the human spirit. It is a story of our deep need for connection and the infinite power of love to heal.

I am energy. I am infinity. But I am also a poet, author, artist. wife, mother, sleep doctor, and attachment and complex childhood trauma survivor. I healed only when I understood I was broken, not a victim. I learnt that everything I needed was within me. And that my inner life was the essence and driving force of my existence.

Where did Self Love Self Care First® come from?

I needed to find meaning in my suffering so I kept thinking, “What truth did I come out of this journey with? How can I share what I know in forms other than what I receive through my poetry? What is the most foundational and fundamental truth about human existence that I discovered to be true in my suffering? That is where SLSCF® comes from.

I discovered that if we do not know our truth, we cannot love ourselves. The pain and suffering of our lives, the false external messages about life, success and achievement that we receive, and the projections and imposed expectations of others we are subjected to, mangle our truth, distract us from our destined path, and cut deep into our body, mind, and soul. They cause us to not pay attention to ourselves, and to how we live our lives. These feelings and beliefs descend into our unconscious and become habitual patterns that hijack our lives.

SelfLoveSelfCareFirst® is the journey of truthful self-examination and acceptance of our truth. Only when we are ready to find value, love, and compassion for our true selves do we begin to live free.

This blog is a celebration of love, stillness, growth, joy, discovery, and the truth. The conversation is honest, the topics are varied, the perspectives are from many angles, but the common thread weaving the discussions together is Self Love Self Care First®.

You are not moving towards any light. There is no light out there. It is inside you. You must move inwards- not outwards to look for it. No one can guide you there. Only you can give yourself the permission to embark on this journey. Only you can reclaim yourself.

Your freedom is in your hands.


Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Why Are We Not Taught to Revere Ourselves?


It's Sunita here,




Never to be forgotten.
Returned to.

Self Love Self Care First

It’s neither selfish, nor indulgent to put ourselves in a place that is above, and often, away from all others.

On the contrary, it is only when we gain a deep understanding of how we are designed to function in this universe, and what our role is in our family, community, and eco system of society, that we wake up to how critical it is to nurture, protect, and care for ourselves.

We are the Keepers of The Divine in Us.

Think of the power you pray to. Bring to mind how you celebrate and honor your God/Goddess/The Divine.

While genuinely immersed in worship of that energy, I will safely assume there is no shaming, neglecting, minimizing, abusing, yelling at, looking down upon, withholding love and grace from, doubting, second guessing, ignoring, multi tasking, while tending to the Divine.

We are an extension of that Divine. 

We serve others through the instrument of our being. We share the gifts of our mind, body, and soul with the world.

How is it that we are not taught to revere ourselves?

How is it that we are not shown how to discover and celebrate ourselves?

How is it that we are not told to dig deep within ourselves and find who we are, so we may stand tall, and become more?

How is it that we are not cautioned against the folly and risks of giving to others while running on empty?

How is it we do not receive instruction on how to love ourselves?

How is it that we are not told how deserving we are of love?

Self Love Self Care First
® is the first step in making the world a better place.
Self Love Self Care First
® is about accountability- To ourselves, to our loved ones, and most importantly, to the Divine.

Because when we find our light, we are a beacon for others.

Because when we are full, we fill others.

Because when we are kind to, and understand ourselves, we find compassion for others.

Because when we truly love and care for ourselves, we do the same for others.

Come, join me on the journey to find acceptance for ourselves. There's a seat open for you right next to me, right now. It's never too late to live in love with ourselves. It's never too late to start fresh. It's never too late to unlearn a life worth of lies. 

All you have to do is make the commitment to yourself to practice SLSCF. I promise you, it will change your life for the better. 

Until next time,
With my love for you,

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